How to Build a Deck – Part #1

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Considering building your own deck but aren’t sure where to start. Throughout this series, we will present step by step instructions on how to build a deck.   Step #1 in the process, is to obtain the materials needed for the job. Deck building requires a lot of varied materials. This can be a lot… Read more »

Outdoor spaces to replace the cottage

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Perhaps you had plans to buy a cottage this year and are having second thoughts. You’re not the only one. Throughout the pandemic, many things have been hard to come by, including cottage sales. With the added need to keep our social circles small, many are changing gears. This is where a backyard oasis comes… Read more »

2020 Trends in the Deck Industry (Deck Trends)

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Backyard deck railing

All home décor has its time in the sun. Just like each season brings it own style, so does each year. Home décor trends of 2020 aren’t limited to the inside of your home. 2020 trends for outdoor living exist and here are a few of them. Multi-Coloured Decking Trends in decking colour choices change… Read more »

Spend the Winter Preparing for that Spring Deck

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Didn’t get a new deck this year? No worries. Spend the winter making a plan to finally create the outdoor space you deserve. Focus on the beauty and design of the centrepiece. Your new low-maintenance deck.     Planning While many newly built decks are still being constructed of wood, if you want your new… Read more »

What’s Your Budget?

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With any home renovation project, having a budget is essential. It matters not how much something costs if you can’t afford it. Here are some tips that will help you with the process of developing a budget for that new deck, or any home improvement project for that matter. How long will you be living… Read more »

Decorate your deck

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Fall is wonderful time to decorate. With Halloween and Thanksgiving, our autumn season is filled with colour and our decks and patios are a great canvas to display our joy for the season. We’ve cleared off the plants and we’ve swept and scrubbed down the deck as we consider the upcoming hibernation of our outdoor space…. Read more »

Deck the Fall

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  It’s never too late to start that deck project. There’s nothing worse for a homeowner than deck regret after a great summer. You didn’t have that new deck built and although you enjoyed the summer, you could have done without the splinters. Well, it’s not too late to get that deck of your dreams…. Read more »

Making your New Deck a Reality

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You’re ready for a new deck but don’t know where to start. Building a deck from start to finish has a process that will make your project manageable and even enjoyable. Following this process will take your plans for a dream deck and make it a reality. The process begins by looking at pictures of… Read more »

Sitting Pretty with a Permit

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You’ve decided on a budget, a design, and the contractor for your new deck. You might be questioning whether a permit is needed. The short answer is yes. Throughout most municipalities in Canada, a permit is required when erecting any structure on your property. It’s important to build a deck the right way, because if… Read more »